11 December 2012

Staniforth is a Vixen

The club are delighted to announce the signing of England U23 midfield player Lucy Staniforth. After two seasons with WSL rivals Lincoln Ladies Lucy makes the move south to become part of the Vixens 2013 FA WSL squad.

After a spell in the FA Women’s Premier League with Sunderland Ladies where she helped the club to their first appearance in the FA Women’s Cup final in 2009 Lucy moved to Lincoln Ladies to play in the FA WSL. Now with two successful seasons with Lincoln including two goals against the Vixen’s in 2012 Lucy has established herself as part of the England U23 set up. Lucy is an established age group International representing England at U15, U17, U19 and now U23 level.

Vixens boss Mark Sampson was delighted with the clubs new signing; “Lucy was a key player we wanted to bring to the football club so I am delighted all our hard work has been rewarded and she will be part of our group for next season. Lucy is a fantastic player who will help the team a lot in relation to our play in the final third with regard our ability to create and score goals also importantly she is at a stage of her career where she has great potential to make more improvements to her game.”

Everyone at the club would like to extend a warm Bristol welcome to Lucy and hope she will enjoy her time in Bristol.

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